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Shorts

Succinct yet mighty films that demonstrate the virtuosity and craft of the short format.


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Abyss [short film]

Jeppe Lange  |   Denmark

A chain of 10,000 images found through Google’s reverse image search. A primal chaos takes place as artificial consciousness is formed.

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Action [short film]

Benoît Monney  |   Switzerland
English, French  

A film director struggles through a day of chaotic, unforeseen problems.

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Amina [short film]

Shanrica Evans  |   United States

A former astronaut struggles to connect with her unborn child after the loss of her partner.

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Auntie [short film]

Fawzia Mirza  |   United States

The day after meeting a crew of twenty-somethings at a South Asian happy hour, 39-year-old Hena is thrown into their group chat.

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Big Three [short film]

Julian Turner  |   United States

Set in the early 1960s, a budding soul music label brings in a savvy group of local teenage musicians to offer feedback and inspiration to its early signees.

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By Flavio [short film]

Pedro Cabeleira  |   Portugal
Porteguese  

Marcia, a young single mother, pursues her dream date.

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Cat and Moth [short film]

India Barnardo  |   United Kingdom

An epic battle breaks out between a cat and a moth in order to win the perfect spot on the couch.

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Circle of Trust [short film]

Victor Nyåker  |   Sweden
Swedish  

Sonja and Per meet to create a space where they safely can explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives.

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Corvine [short film]

Sean McCarron  |   Canada

An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows.

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Cow [short film]

Wendy Wai Yi Kong  |   Hong Kong

A farm boy falls in love at first sight with a mysterious girl riding a cow.

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Deloping [short film]

Jon Olav Stokke  |   United Kingdom

Mary and Emma will settle their differences the only way they know how: a duel to the death!

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The Diaper Cake [short film]

Anastasia Babenko  |   Ukraine
Ukranian  

In a tiny hospital room, Vitya and Lena have no choice but to grow up as they welcome their newborn.

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The Dinner After [short film]

Matty Crawford  |   United Kingdom

A grief-stricken Angela visits her parents for a meal where discussion of painful truths turn the evening into a nightmare.

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Dirtbag [short film]

Karsten Runquist  |   United States

Harold is given a bag of dirt, and he needs to get rid of it immediately.

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Experience the World – The Train [short film]

Duro Howard Jr.  |   United States

An absurdist, soft-spoken journey along the Chicago Red Line train during rush hour.

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Freshwater [short film]

dream hampton  |   United States

A disappearing Black city is filled with flooded basements in this meditation on the fluid nature of memory.

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Garrano [short film]

Vasco Sá & David Doutel  |   Portugal

Joel and his horse, working under the blazing sun, discover a man attempting to start a forest fire.

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Girls Night In [short film]

Alison Roberto  |   United States

A “girls night in” is abruptly interrupted by a home invasion with a comedic twist.

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Gospel Hill [short film]

Kevin Jerome Everson & Claudrena N. Harold  |   United States

Two University of Virginia workers share a drink and conversation at a local nightclub.

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Grump in the Night [short film]

Kris Theorin  |   United States

A family is visited by a mysterious and invisible being with a taste for TV.

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Guts [short film]

Chris McInroy  |   United States

A worker with exposed guts struggles at the office.

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The Headhunters Daughter [short film]

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan  |   Philippines
Filipino  

Lynn leaves her family behind to pursue her luck in the city as a country singer.

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The Hostage [short film]

Natalie Prisco  |   United States

A bored middle-aged woman desperate for an adrenaline rush becomes entangled with a crew of dangerous diamond thieves.

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Ice Merchants [short film]

João Gonzalez  |   Portugal

A father and son are a pair of ice merchants, who parachute from their cliffside house to sell their wares to the village below.

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Impurrfection [short film]

Chiang Yao  |   Taiwan

Mr. Cat’s severe fear of water has stopped him from achieving his dreams, until one day he makes a new friend who motivates him to persevere.

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Kayak [short film]

Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort, Antoine Rossi  |   France

A father takes his baby out for a leisurely kayaking trip, which turns out to be not so relaxing.

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La Ceremonia [short film]

Isaac Berrocal  |   Spain

A new priest carries out an exorcism that goes off the rails, and he’s forced to deal with a strange, evil power.

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The Limits of Vision [short film]

Laura Ann Harrison  |   United States

A woman trapped in a deadly domestic universe who is suddenly sprung free when she comes into contact with the king of dust, Mucor.

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LIVE [short film]

Mara Tamkovich  |   Poland

Two women journalists attempting to broadcast from protest-filled Mink are targeted by a drone.

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Luce and the Rock [short film]

Britt Raes  |   Belgium

A small child befriends a giant rock who seems to have lost its home.

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Matriarch [short film]

Donald Conley  |   United States

Legacy, life, and elderly motherhood is celebrated from the perspective of the filmmaker’s grandmothers.

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Moune Ô [short film]

Maxime Jean-Baptiste  |   Belgium

This film repurposes footage from a film premiere party to reveal the survival of colonial inheritance within the western collective unconscious.

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Murmurs of the Jungle [short film]

Sohil Vaidya  |   India

Trees whisper tales of the Gods and the ancestors, spirits wander in the forest, and dark secrets buried in the time slowly emerge.

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My Summer Vacation [short film]

Kelly O'Sullivan  |   United States

An elementary school student, Cass, gives an unorthodox presentation on her summer vacation in Pompeii.

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My Year of Dicks [short film]

Sara Gunnarsdóttir  |   United States

In the early ’90s, an imaginative 15-year-old searches for her ultimate paramour but struggles to balance the real world and her grandiose fantasies.

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Nalujuk Night [short film]

Jennie Williams  |   Canada

An exhilarating and terrifying Labrador Inuit ritual takes place every January.

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Nazarbazi [short film]

Maryam Tarakofy  |   Iran

Since 1979, Iranian filmmakers have been prohibited from depicting men and women touching on screen. This short film collages the cinematic tricks that directors have relied on to represent intimate moments and powerful emotions.

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New Moon [short film]

Jeff Le Bars & Jérémie Balais  |   United States

Inner city dreams are illuminated in this imaginative surrealist journey narrated by Colman Domingo.

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Night [short film]

Ahmad Saleh  |   Palestine
Arabic  

A sleepless mother searches for her missing child in war-torn Palestine with the help of the night sky.

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O, Glory [short film]

Joe and Charlie  |   United Kingdom

A brother calls a doctor to an isolated country home to examine his sister Debroah, who he believes is losing her mind.

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Paint and Pitchfork [short film]

Christine Turner  |   United States

Celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley provide insight into their creation of the Obama portraits.

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Pete [short film]

Bret Parker  |   United States

A coming-of-age story about not conforming to gender norms, and the champions whose support makes all the difference.

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Pivot [short film]

Ana Gusson  |   Canada

A pre-teen is caught between what her mother wants her to be and what she wants for herself.

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The Record [short film]

Jonathan Laskar  |   Switzerland
French  

An antique instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler.

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Revolver [short film]

Crystal Z Campbell  |   United States

An archive of pareidolia, a condition in which someone sees a pattern or image of something that does not exist, is narrated by a descendant of exodusters.

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Shut Up and Paint [short film]

Alex Mallis & Titus Khapar  |   United States

Painter Titus Kaphar shifts to film in the face of an art market seeking to silence his activism.

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Snow White [short film]

Lana Baric  |   Croatia

An unexpected visit shakes up forty-year-old Željka’s quiet, isolated routine and transports her back into the past.

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Sub Eleven Seconds [short film]

Bajic  |   United Kingdom

A poetic imagining of track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic journey.

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Sucker [short film]

Alix Austin  |   United Kingdom

A giant, mind-controlling, leech-like creature takes over the brains of two sisters.

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Swept Under [short film]

Ethan Soo  |   United States

A Cambodian adoptee receives a rug with a dark history as a housewarming gift.

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Team Dream [short film]

Luchina Fisher  |   United States

Ann and Madeline prepare to competitively swim in the National Senior Games.

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The Spiral [short film]

María Silvia Esteve  |   Argentina
Spanish  

A chronicle of one woman’s downward spiral as an anxiety attack discloses a complex labyrinth of emotions and fears.

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Triggered [short film]

Tara Westwood  |   United States

A US Senator faces her greatest challenge when a home invasion takes a shocking turn.

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Tsutsué [short film]

Armartei Armar  |   France, Ghana
Ga  

The sons of fisherman Sowah and Okai cope with the loss of their eldest brother, who drowned during a fishing expedition.

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Unheimlich [short film]

Fabio Colonna  |   Mexico

A woman wakes up to find her house transformed into a terrifying maze of creatures and nightmares.

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You Go Girl [short film]

Sharifa Ali  |   United States

Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon.